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Post  Sweetmama 5/3/2010, 12:50 pm

Morning all! I'm in Lavaca, AR (zone 7, I think) and this is my first SFG. My potatoes are growing like crazy and I'm afraid they are going to shade out my tomatoes(which are not growing as fast). What should I do? Can you prune potato plants? Or would that kill them? Any advice would be helpful.

Signed: Under Attack By the Giant Potatoes!

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Post  boffer 5/3/2010, 1:19 pm

Potatoes grow like weeds where I live. Generally, they don't get much more than 15 inches tall. They're hearty; just push them to the side for now. Your tomatoes will soon outgrow them.
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Post  Sweetmama 5/3/2010, 1:53 pm

Thanks, Boffer! They are at least that size now, so maybe they won't get much bigger.
I've mounded soil around the base and am now at about 10 inches in depth. Should I put more around them or stop at that? I have 2X12's on the outside of my bed, so I could go the full 12 inches. What do you think?
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